The Register, 1972-02-25, page 1
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Aggies Win Regular Season Championship (See Page 6) REGISTER "COMPLETE AWARENESS FOR COMPLETE COMMITMENT" t.l VOLUME XLIII, NUMBER 22 i i i " i.^—a—a. NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY. GREENSBORO FEBRUARY 25, 1972 a»aaaa»aaa.»)iiiiiiiii..a.aii—aaa——^^—aaar—aaaaaa^aa—aaaa^-aaaa— , -a--a—aaaaa. Trustees Approve Programs In Business And Urban Affairs RON IVEY Speaks To Small Audience The Board of Trustees Wednesday approved the establishment of the university's first endowed chair in urban affairs, to be named in honor of Dr. Frederick A. Williams, late director of Planning and Development. In announcing the new chair, Dr. Lewis C. Dowdy, president of A&T, said funds for initiating the project will come from a $20,000 grant provided by a group of 31 national firms associated with A&T. "We are extremely pleased with the fact we are now ready SGA Threatens To Drop Plans For Buses To MEAC Tournament By Cassandra Wynn Approximately thirty members of the student body came out Thursday night for a student body meeting. The meeting's purposes were three: first, to discuss the State Black Caucu: Ting in Raleigh Satu ond, to discuss sf "• . ons; andj third, to .ig buses for the .mgin Durham next week end. Ronald Ivey, president of the Student Government Association^ explained that the State Black Caucus is for the purpose of electing representatives to National Black Caucus. In a state YOBU meeting at Livingstone College attended by Ivey and Jimmy Hill, vice president of the SGA, YOBU decided that each of the five Black state supported colleges would have thirty three student representatives at the State Black Caucus. Three students are to represent each of the eleven districts which consist of North Carolina counties. The aim of this step by YOBU is to involve Black youth in Black politics. With these students involved, YOBU will push resolutions to be passed concerning the state's restructuring of higher education and certain national affairs such as welfare and housing. Only students from North Carolina are to attend the State Caucus. Five o' clock Friday is the deadline for signing to go to Raleigh. Students sign for the Raleigh trip at the SGA office. A (See IVEY, Page 3) to begin the operation of this distinguished chair at A&T," said Dowdy. "We view this asanother opportunity for this university to make its contribution toward solving some of the concerns of our complex society." It was Williams, who served A&T as director of planning and development, who was instrumental in establishing the alliance between A&T and national firms. Prior to his death, he envisioned the establishment of the endowed chair in urban affairs. The board also gave approval to Dowdy's plans for establishing a Center for Economic and Business Development to assist black - owned businesses with some of their technical problems. Dr. Alice Kidder, professor of economics, told the board that the new center will assist the businesses in generating proposals for securing funds for minority development. "We shall have both the involvement of our faculty and experienced business men in the area," said Dr. Kidder. "She pointed out that firms such as Burlington Industries have already shown an interest in assisting minority enterprises. In his report, Dowdy stated that A&T has witnessed an enrollment increase of 17.2 per cent, the highest increase of the state's public colleges. He stated, full time enrollment for the first semester was 4,000 students." He said the university is somewhat concerned about the increase in out - of - state tuition scheduled for next term, as well as the new state law requiring an advanced payment of SI00 by all new students. There will also be a S50 fee to reserve space for continuing students. However, Dowdy suggested that S75, for SI00 application desposits, and S25 for reserving space by continuing students, be waived, depending on information gained after reviewing students' W-2' forms. The honoree, Williams, who served A&T in various capacities from 1937 to 1970. is credited with helping the university raise over SI million for its development efforts. The board also gave its approval to five proposed changes in the Student Government's constitution with the stipulation of approval by the University Council. Presented by SGA president Ronald Ivey, the changes call for the election of all standing committees. The changes would also permit the SGA's treasurer and vice president to serve for two years, instead of one. Food Service Trying To Make Cafeterias Better By Betty Holeman Lawrence Munson, head of the Food Service Department, has reported that A&T cafeterias have been neglected in terms of atmosphere in the dining rooms and elsewhere. "What we are doing, really, is trying to beautify our eating places and make them more appealing to the eyes of the clientele," he stated. He feels that, if we have beautiful and attractive places to dine in, the students and other clientele will feel more relaxed and can socialize and and enjoy their food better. In addition, Munson feels that there is a better chance for social interaction. One must be mindful of the fact that there have not been any improvements made recently in Murphy or Brown Halls. It is time that some consideration be given to the physical site of the cafeteria both inside and outside. For the outside, Munson has requested that a screen to take care of all the trash behind Murphy Hall be built, and he has discussed the replacement of some of the old doors. With respect to Brown Hall, he and J. M. Marteena, dean of administration, have talked about the repair of the sidewalk. They are planning to construct outdoor bulletin boards for both cafeterias. This will eliminate signs being tacked up and taped on the walls, mirrors , glass doors, and on other parts of the building. "The above has been in continuation of the beautification program which we started in 1971. The Food Service Department's beautification program started along with the other departments' beautification programs and we plan to continue it until we cease to be a Food Service Department," said Munson. In Murphy Hall, a floor-care machine has been purchased which cost $3,000 to take care of the terrazzo tile; gold curtains have been added along with paintings, rubber plants, two sets of table cloths and, centerpieces for each table to break the drab appearance of Murphy Hall. Also a lobby has been added where students can come in out of the cold or rain if they happen to come before the cafeteria Unes are opened. Control lines have been added too to prevent pushing and shoving when students crowd at the door. In Brown Hall rubber plants have been purchased, two sets of table cloths, centerpieces for the tables, three planters for extra flowers and, walnut paneling has been constructed around the entire dining area for the dining-like appearance. The Food Service Department does not like to disclose future plans because the execution of the plans depends upon the availability of funds. They would feel pretty badly if they said they were going to do something and then not be able to do it. In continuation of the beautification program, plans have been made to do twice as much as has been done in Murphy and Brown Halls. "Our objective," inserted Munson, "is to make the cafeterias so appealing that all students and clientele will be proud of their school Food Service." When asked why so many improvements were being made in the cafeterias since a new cafeteria was going to be constructed, Munson responded that he felt it would be at least two years or more before there will be a new structure for dining purposes and until such time that it is ready he wants to improve both Murphy and Brown Halls.
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